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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/13/2018

4th Tuesday of Lent
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Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 25:1-9

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 9:8-17

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 12:8-22

Removal of the relics of Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople; Pouplios the Martyr, Bishop of Athens; Christina the Martyr of Persia; Gerald, Bishop of Mayo

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Midnight Office/Nocturnes

Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Therefore, O my soul, beware, unless you be weighted down with sleep, unless you be given over to death and be shut out from the kingdom.  Rouse yourself, and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O God: through the Birthgiver of God have mercy on us.

Meditating on that terrible day, watch, O my soul keeping your lamp lit and filled with oil; for you do not know when the voice will come saying to you: "Behold the Bridegroom!" Therefore, my soul, beware, unless you fall in slumber and be left outside, knocking as the five virgins; but wakefully watch that you may dome to meet Christ with good oil, and He shall bestow on you the divine chamber of His glory.

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"When you pray, try to let the prayer reach your heart; in other words, it is necessary that your heart should feel what you are talking about in your prayer, that it should wish for the blessing for which you are asking.... Observe, during prayer, whether your heart is in accord with that which you are saying." - St. John of Kronstadt

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He who has given...to the poor and has endured troubles with thankfulness of soul and persevered in difficulties, and feels all the bitterness and pain of sufferings, keeps his mind inviolate in the present time. In the life to come he has great reward, in that he has imitated the sufferings of Christ and patiently waited for Him in the days when temptations and trials assailed him

- St. Symeon the New Theologian , from The Discourses: IX no. 8; Paulist Press pg. 158

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This year, Holy Pascha was celebrated on April 8th. In 2019, Holy Pascha will be celebrated on April 28th.

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